Messages and Means exhibition: David Reinfurt

Curator: Placement
date: April 2, 2014
Categories: Book Design, Corporate Communications Design, Editorial Design, Typographic Design
Tags: David Reinfurt, Messages and Means, MIT, MIT Press, Muriel Cooper

Over the last several years, David Reinfurt has been researching the work of Muriel Cooper, who worked at MIT “in overlapping roles as a graphic designer, teacher and researcher.” Reinfurt curated selections of Cooper’s work for this exhibition from each of these three categories—her work as design director of the MIT Press, as a professor in the MIT Media Lab and as a researcher in her own right. 

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Roaming Publication: Paul Goodrich and Andrew Jensen

Curator: Placement
date: April 1, 2014
Categories: Book Design, Editorial Design, Typographic Design
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In the summer of 2013, students Paul Goodrich (graphic designer, Wayne State University, Detroit) and Andrew Jensen (photographer, Northern Michigan University, Marquette) packed a Risograph printer into the back of their station wagon in search of a place to make a book about. They ended up in Ravenswood, West Virginia, where they spent three weeks camping, talking to residents and taking photographs. They printed and produced a book on location that documents an aspect of life in this small town.


Toward the end of their time in West Virginia, they were joined by their friend Eva Zielinski, also a graphic designer from Detroit, who collected their hundreds of excess prints and bound them together.

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Printed Matter website: Linked by Air

Curator: Placement
date: March 31, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Systems Design
Tags: artist books, Linked by Air, New York Art Book Fair, Printed Matter, website

Linked by Air designed a new website for Printed Matter, the large New York-based artist book store and organizer of the annual New York Art Book Fair. One of the really nice things about the new site is the “Artist Table” function, which allows different independent bookstore owners, staff and artists to curate collections of artist books from the Printed Matter archive.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel poster: Annie Atkins

Curator: Sam’s Myth
date: March 28, 2014
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Typographic Design
Tags: annie atkins, Movie posters, the grand budapest hotel, Typography, Wes Anderson

Irish designer Annie Atkins lived up (and then some) to the monumental dream assignment of handling the graphic design elements for Wes Anderson’s latest feature film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, including this theatrical poster and its custom title treatment. 

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Coloring Sheet: Crowded Teeth

Curator: Sam’s Myth
date: March 27, 2014
Categories: Illustration
Tags: coloring, crowded teeth, kawaii, michelle romo

Crowded Teeth is the alias of illustrator and designer Michelle Romo. Here’s a fun coloring sheet Michelle made featuring a cast of her signature characters and imagery—all in a giant (and dapper) mushroom head.

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